Research shows the earlier in life children learn how to self-regulate and develop healthy social emotional skills, the greater their chances of academic success and developing/maintaining healthy relationships.
“Teaching students self-regulation and social emotional skills… starting in preschool… leads to behaviors that give kids a greater chance for success, such as being able to stay on task and learn, get along with others, and feel better about being at school,” shares the Committee for Children, in this two-minute video.
As early childhood educators know, problem behaviors—such as not listening, fighting, yelling or being defiant—can decrease a student’s ability to learn, as well as make friends.
If you are a preschool teacher who’d like to learn some fun and simple activities for teaching your students how to self-regulations strong emotions autonomously, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE.